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Vale de Centeanes Beach

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From Carvoeiro: Benagil Caves and Praia da Marinha Boat Trip

1. From Carvoeiro: Benagil Caves and Praia da Marinha Boat Trip

Explore the stunning Benagil Caves on this boat tour from Carvoeiro. Cruise into the Algar de Benagil cave and breeze by the Arches of Praia da Marinha. Go for a dip in the sea at a scenic location, when conditions are safe.  Check-in at the activity provider's ticket booth on Carvoeiro beach. Put on a life jacket and follow your guide to the boat. Hop aboard the small but comfortable boat and set off along the coast. Pass by towering cliffs, hidden coves, and long stretches of beach with golden sand. Take in views of the Algar Seco cave and the white sand beaches of Vale Covo and Praia do Carvalho. Capture pictures as you glide by the 63-meter tall Farol de Alfanzina lighthouse. See a cave which got its name from a sunken steamboat.  Enter the famed Algar de Benagil cave and have time to snap some more pictures before skirting by breathtaking caves and rock formations on your way towards the unique landscape of the Arches of Praia da Marinha which is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Cool off on a swim stop, when sea and weather conditions are right at a safe location outside caves in turquoise waters. Return to your meeting point at the end of your tour. 

Cliff-top trail Seven Hanging Valleys

2. Cliff-top trail Seven Hanging Valleys

Exuberant walk with a landscape of cliffs and sinkholes in the Lagoa region. The "Seven Hanging Valley Trail" is a popular coastal hiking route located in the Algarve region of southern Portugal. The trail stretches along the stunning cliffs between the beaches of Praia da Marinha and Praia Vale Centeanes. It offers hikers an opportunity to experience some of the most breathtaking and dramatic coastal landscapes in Portugal. Route: Marinha Beach – Mesquita Beach – Mesquita Beach (West) – Dog Raivoso Beach – Corredoura Beach – Benagil Beach – Carvalho Beach – Vale Espinhaço Beach – Vale de Centeanes Beach Here's a description of the trail: Starting Point: The trail begins at Praia da Marinha viewpoint, one of the most iconic and picturesque beaches in Portugal. The beach is easily accessible by car and offers ample parking. From here, you'll find the trailhead that leads you to the first of the seven hanging valleys. Cliff-top Path: The trail follows a well-marked and well-maintained cliff-top path that winds its way along the coastline. The views from the path are simply stunning, with rugged limestone cliffs dropping steeply into the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Seven Hanging Valleys: As the name suggests, the trail takes you through seven hanging valleys, which are deep and narrow ravines that descend from the cliffs down to secluded sandy beaches below. Each valley offers its own unique charm and distinct views of the coastal scenery. Breathtaking Scenery: Throughout the hike, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the dramatic cliffs, hidden coves, ssinkholes, and rock formations that have been shaped by the relentless power of the ocean over millions of years. The contrasting colors of the golden cliffs, green vegetation, and blue sea create a mesmerizing and colorful tapestry of nature. Photography Opportunities: The Seven Hanging Valleys trail is a paradise for photographers. There are numerous spots along the way to capture postcard-worthy images of the coastline, cliffs, and crystal-clear waters. Difficulty Level: While the trail is relatively well-maintained and accessible, it does involve some hiking on uneven terrain and can be moderately challenging in certain sections. It's essential to wear suitable footwear and take caution while walking along the cliff edges. Duration: The full hike can take around 3h45 min, depending on your pace and the time spent at various viewpoints and beaches. This is a linear route and includes transportation to the starting point. As with any outdoor activity, it's important to consider safety precautions, carry enough water, wear sunscreen, suitable footwear for hiking, and be aware of weather conditions. Also, remember to respect the natural environment and follow any posted signs or guidelines to help preserve this beautiful area for future visitors. Distance: 6km (1 way) Estimated departure: 08:30 am Estimated arrival: 12:15 am Average duration: 3h 45 min Degree of Difficulty: Medium Departure: Marinha beach viewpoint Transportation: your own vehicle, rented, taxi or UBER How to get there: Go to Praia da Marinha and the meeting point is at the glass viewpoint.

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What people are saying about Vale de Centeanes Beach

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4.9 / 5

based on 97 reviews

Nice guides and overall service. Beautiful sites. Trip just the right length. Bengali while inspiring is so crowded that it detracts from experience. Other caves more enjoyable. Highly recommend!

This is an amazing boat tour. We went inside caves that we could never have imagined. Incredible navigation. Loved the local knowledge and guidance. Highly recommended. Thanks for the memories.

A great trip, the best guide Tomas in the world, with a smile and charisma, with a huge attraction (probably unplanned) At the end. Thank you very much: D

We had a wonderful tour of this area. Our guide was funny and informative which made the whole experience even better. Would highly recommend this tour!

Great experience, and a great Captain, would highly recommend.